Posted on January 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Award-winning author Russell Banks, who also saw two books adapted into movies in the 1990s, has died.

The Associated Press reports that Banks died Saturday at the age of eighty-two.

His critical breakthrough novel, Continental Drift, and a later one, Cloudsplitter, were both finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Meanwhile, his novels The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction each became a critically acclaimed film.

You can read more about Banks's literary career in his AP obituary.

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